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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Farmed

Recirculating aquaculture systems

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.63 / 10

Summary

The Ocean Wise recommendation for this seafood variety comes from a global assessment of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) across species. This global report was possible because many aspects of RAS (i.e. the fundamental characteristics of the aquaculture method) are similar regardless of the species cultured. Should a species specific assessment exists for this aquaculture method, this report will take precedent for an Ocean Wise recommendation.


Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Disease: Disease transmission to the wild is low. RAS discharge limited volumes of water and have the ability to control and treat all discharges. Many facilities utilize ozonation and UV irradiation to disinfect water and maintain water quality.


Feed: Feed use and subsequent environmental impacts are highly species-specific, with some species requiring high levels of fishmeal and fish oil in their diets, which is often sourced from wild capture fisheries, while others can be grown commercially on a feed containing no animal ingredients. There are ongoing advancements in aquaculture feeds (particularly reductions in the use of fishmeal and fish oil) and their efficiency of use (i.e., the feed conversion ratio, FCR), making this an area of continued improvement for RAS operations.

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  • Recirculating aquaculture systems
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.376 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada.


Bycatch: Fishing method is highly selective and incurs minimal bycatch.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Bering Sea (Pacific cod longline)

Overall Rating

3.588 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy, but the fishery’s impact is uncertain.


Bycatch: Potential interactions with Steller sea lions and the catch of other vulnerable species are a concern.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Bering Sea (Pacific cod trawl)

Overall Rating

3.462 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy, but the fishery’s impact is uncertain.


Bycatch: Potential interactions with Steller sea lions and the catch of other vulnerable species are a concern.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Bering Sea (Pacific cod pot)

Overall Rating

3.772 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy, but the fishery’s impact is uncertain.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.

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  • Pots
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Farmed

Recirculating aquaculture systems

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.91 / 10

Summary

The Ocean Wise recommendation for this seafood variety comes from a global assessment of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) across species. This global report was possible because many aspects of RAS (i.e. the fundamental characteristics of the aquaculture method) are similar regardless of the species cultured. Should a species specific assessment exists for this aquaculture method, this report will take precedent for an Ocean Wise recommendation.


Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Disease: Disease transmission to the wild is low. RAS discharge limited volumes of water and have the ability to control and treat all discharges. Many facilities utilize ozonation and UV irradiation to disinfect water and maintain water quality.


Feed: Feed use and subsequent environmental impacts are highly species-specific, with some species requiring high levels of fishmeal and fish oil in their diets, which is often sourced from wild capture fisheries, while others can be grown commercially on a feed containing no animal ingredients. There are ongoing advancements in aquaculture feeds (particularly reductions in the use of fishmeal and fish oil) and their efficiency of use (i.e., the feed conversion ratio, FCR), making this an area of continued improvement for RAS operations.

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  • Recirculating aquaculture systems
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Gulf of Alaska (Pacific cod longline)

Overall Rating

3.39 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Population decline is of concern and not clearly understood by science at this time. A leading hypothesis is that unusually warm temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska are resulting in negative impacts on the survival of both Pacific cod larvae and adults. Despite population decreases, stock isnot currently classified as experiencing overfishing.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.



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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

U.S. - West Coast, Northeast Pacific Ocean and Eastern Central Pacific Ocean (IFQ trawl)

Overall Rating

3.13 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.


Management: Effective management reduces the likelihood of overfishing and impacts of fishing on seafloor habitat. In addition, policies are being developed to protect the ecosystem.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Gulf of Alaska (Pacific cod trawl)

Overall Rating

3.91 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Population decline is of concern and not clearly understood by science at this time. A leading hypothesis is that unusually warm temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska are resulting in negative impacts on the survival of both Pacific cod larvae and adults. Despite population decreases, stock isnot currently classified as experiencing overfishing.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Canada - British Columbia, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.864 / 5

Summary

Bycatch: Fishery captures some species that are highly vulnerable to overfishing.


Management: Fishery has strong management framework, however, implementation has been uneven, and many of the species caught as bycatch have not been assessed. Fishery utilizes closed areas and gear modifications reduce the impacts on seafloor habitat, and policies are being developed to protect the ecosystem.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

U.S. - Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Gulf of Alaska (Pacific cod pot)

Overall Rating

3.921 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Population decline is of concern and not clearly understood by science at this time. A leading hypothesis is that unusually warm temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska are resulting in negative impacts on the survival of both Pacific cod larvae and adults. Despite population decreases, stock isnot currently classified as experiencing overfishing.


Management: Highly effective with strong regulations.

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  • Pots
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - DFPO Denmark North Sea & Skagerrak cod & saithe

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO Denmark North Sea & Skagerrak cod & saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Murmanseld 2 Barents Sea cod and haddock

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Murmanseld 2 Barents Sea cod and haddock

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway sandeel, pout and north sea sprat

Variety

Cod, Norway Pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway sandeel, pout and north sea sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Estonia North East Arctic cold water prawn and cod fishery

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Estonia North East Arctic cold water prawn and cod fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Alaska Pacific Cod - Gulf of Alaska

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

FAO Area 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Alaska Pacific Cod - Gulf of Alaska

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North East Arctic Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North East Arctic Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North East Arctic Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North East Arctic Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North East Arctic Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North East Arctic Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Faroe Island North East Arctic Cod, Haddock and Saithe

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Faroe Island North East Arctic Cod, Haddock and Saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Greenland Cod, Haddock and Saithe Trawl

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Greenland Cod, Haddock and Saithe Trawl

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North East Arctic Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Hooks and lines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North East Arctic Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North East Arctic Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North East Arctic Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Russian Federation Barents sea cod, haddock and saithe

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Russian Federation Barents sea cod, haddock and saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Alaska Pacific Cod - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Jig

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest), FAO Area 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Alaska Pacific Cod - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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  • Jig
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Barents Sea cod, haddock and saithe

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Barents Sea cod, haddock and saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Hooks and lines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - AGARBA Spain Barents Sea Cod

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AGARBA Spain Barents Sea Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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  • Pots
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Demersal Fisheries

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Tohoku region)

Overall Rating

2.303 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Unknown, and seine nets may catch vulnerable species of mammals and sharks though this fishery's impact on their populations is a low concern.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Tohoku region)

Overall Rating

2.119 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to the lack of data, and set longlines may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Tohoku region)

Overall Rating

2.119 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Serious concern due to the lack of data, and bottom trawls may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Japan - Sea of Okhotsk (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to lack of data, and capture of vulnerable species of mammals, seabirds, and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Maine

Overall Rating

1.646 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Catch of vulnerable skate species is a concern.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Maine

Overall Rating

1.732 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Risk of entanglement of endangered North American right whales in the set gillnet fishery is another serious concern.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Georges Bank

Overall Rating

2.118 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Catch of vulnerable skate species is a concern.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Georges Bank

Overall Rating

1.732 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Fishery captures species that are depleted, experiencing overfishing or both, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Maine

Overall Rating

2.118 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Catch of vulnerable skate species is a concern.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Georges Bank

Overall Rating

1.646 / 5

Summary

Abundance: depleted and experiencing overfishing.


Bycatch: Fishery catches other species that are depleted, experiencing overfishing or both.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Barriers, fences, weirs, corrals, etc.

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Tohoku region)

Overall Rating

2.438 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Japan - Sea of Okhotsk (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to the lack of data, and set longlines may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

1.74 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to the lack of data, and set longlines may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.914 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: fishery also results in entanglement of small cetaceans, pinnipeds, leatherback turtles, and marine birds.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to lack of data, and capture of vulnerable species of mammals, seabirds, and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

1.588 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Unknown, and seine nets may catch vulnerable species of mammals and sharks though this fishery's impact on their populations is a low concern.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Japan - Sea of Okhotsk (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

1.83 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Serious concern due to the lack of data, and bottom trawls may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

1.944 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Unknown, and seine nets may catch vulnerable species of mammals and sharks though this fishery's impact on their populations is a low concern.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to the lack of data, and set longlines may catch vulnerable species of seabirds and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Hokkaido Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to lack of data, and capture of vulnerable species of mammals, seabirds, and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: St. Pierre Bank (3Ps)

Overall Rating

1.92 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: Fishery catches a number of at-risk species, including redfish, wolffish, white hake and thorny skate.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Tohoku region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to lack of data, and capture of vulnerable species of mammals, seabirds, and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Sea of Japan Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Critical concern due to lack of data, and capture of vulnerable species of mammals, seabirds, and sharks.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Sea of Japan Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

1.944 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Bycatch: Unknown, and seine nets may catch vulnerable species of mammals and sharks though this fishery's impact on their populations is a low concern.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Russian Federation - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Bycatch: No information available and longlines may catch vulnerable species of sharks and impact corals and other sensitive marine life.


Management: Ineffective with minimal data availability and nontransparent policy making.


Habitat: Fishing likely occurs in rocky habitats, and impacts from bottom trawls are a serious concern.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Barriers, fences, weirs, corrals, etc.

Location

Japan - Sea of Japan (Sea of Japan Mgmt. region)

Overall Rating

2.037 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are overfished and overfishing is currently or likely occurring in most regions.


Management: There are not catch limits to prevent further overfishing in addition the fishery has poor data collection, and the effectiveness of closed areas and gear restrictions is unknown.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Russian Federation - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Bycatch: No information available and longlines may catch vulnerable species of sharks and impact corals and other sensitive marine life.


Management: Ineffective with minimal data availability and nontransparent policy making.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn, 4RS)

Overall Rating

1.726 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: Fishery catches a number of at-risk species, including redfish, wolffish, white hake and thorny skate.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

Russian Federation - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Summary

Bycatch: No information available and longlines may catch vulnerable species of sharks and impact corals and other sensitive marine life.


Management: Ineffective with minimal data availability and nontransparent policy making.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: St. Pierre Bank (3Ps)

Overall Rating

1.858 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: Fishery catches a number of at-risk species, including redfish, wolffish, white hake and thorny skate.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn, 4RS)

Overall Rating

1.92 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: Fishery catches a number of at-risk species, including redfish, wolffish, white hake and thorny skate.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: St. Pierre Bank (3Ps)

Overall Rating

1.92 / 5

Summary

Abundance and management: Atlantic cod are listed as endangered in Canada and despite efforts to rebuild the stocks and a precautionary approach, cod remain severely depleted throughout most of the Canadian Atlantic with no projected recovery in the near future.


Bycatch: Fishery catches a number of at-risk species, including redfish, wolffish, white hake and thorny skate.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Georges Bank

Overall Rating

2.684 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished state and of high conservation concern. With fishing effort is too high to be supported by the stock.


Bycatch: Harvest method is highly selective and no species of concern are captured as bycatch.




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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Maine

Overall Rating

2.684 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished state and of high conservation concern. With fishing effort is too high to be supported by the stock.


Bycatch: Harvest method is highly selective and no species of concern are captured as bycatch.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO Denmark North Sea & Skagerrak cod & saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Norway Pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway sandeel, pout and north sea sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO Denmark North Sea & Skagerrak cod & saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Pacific

Gadus macrocephalus

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest), FAO Area 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Bering Sea Pacific cod and Pacific halibut longline

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This Fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
LFA Latvia trawl eastern Baltic cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery failed assessment of Principle 2.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Oceanprom Barents Sea cod and haddock

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery also has two open conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
LFA Latvia trawl eastern Baltic cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a MSC Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and the fishery's certification is currently suspended.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
LFA Latvia trawl eastern Baltic cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a MSC Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and the fishery's certification is currently suspended.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Norway Pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO and DPPO North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat Sandeel, Sprat and Norway Pout

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Gillnets and entangling nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Compagnie des Pêches Saint Malo and Euronor cod and haddock

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
FIUN Barents And Norwegian Seas Cod and Haddock

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
FIUN Barents And Norwegian Seas Cod and Haddock

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
UK Fisheries/DFFU/Doggerbank Northeast Arctic Cod, Haddock and Saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a MSC Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
UK Fisheries/DFFU/Doggerbank Northeast Arctic Cod, Haddock and Saithe

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a MSC Principle 2 score less than 84.5.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Arkhangelsk Trawl fleet Norwegian and Barents Seas cod, haddock, saithe, and Greenland halibut

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification has a Principle 2 score below 84.5 and holds several open conditions regarding endangered, threatened and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) North Sea Cod

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This certification holds several open conditions regarding endangered, threatened and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Cod, Atlantic

Gadus morhua

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. The fishery has received notice of intent to suspend. MSC Principle 2 score is less than 84.5. Fishery also has numerous conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

Learn more about harvest methods